DIY Skateparks Archive

  • The world we live in today is full of many challenges. We ask a lot of our community leaders, and they are forced into difficult decisions every day. Lets explore the opportunity to combine several unique challenges and deliver solutions that work for everyone. We know that skateboarding is popular, and that skateparks are generally the most used areas of entire park systems. There are many […]

    Ten DIY Skateparks

    The world we live in today is full of many challenges. We ask a lot of our community leaders, and they are forced into difficult decisions every day. Lets explore the opportunity to combine several unique challenges and deliver solutions that work for everyone. We know that skateboarding is popular, and that skateparks are generally the most used areas of entire park systems. There are many […]

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  • I remember getting the call. It was June of 2009 and my buddy Pat Ritchey called and said, “Come down to the viaduct at Kingshighway and Southwest Avenue.” I am oblivious at this point to what was happening entirely. I rolled down to the bridge that afternoon and straight into the first major pour we ended up doing. It was a flat wall quarter 5 ½’ […]

    Kingshighway: Building St. Louis Skateboarding

    I remember getting the call. It was June of 2009 and my buddy Pat Ritchey called and said, “Come down to the viaduct at Kingshighway and Southwest Avenue.” I am oblivious at this point to what was happening entirely. I rolled down to the bridge that afternoon and straight into the first major pour we ended up doing. It was a flat wall quarter 5 ½’ […]

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  • EZ-7 is Houston’s oldest skatespot. The best I can tell from researching the construction of White Oak Bayou, is that it was built around 1967-69. I am sure the skaters and surfers found it right after that. The earliest skate photos I have seen are from 1973. There are about 15 of these same type ditches along White Oak Bayou, but none as skateable as EZ-7. […]

    The EZ-7 Ditch

    EZ-7 is Houston’s oldest skatespot. The best I can tell from researching the construction of White Oak Bayou, is that it was built around 1967-69. I am sure the skaters and surfers found it right after that. The earliest skate photos I have seen are from 1973. There are about 15 of these same type ditches along White Oak Bayou, but none as skateable as EZ-7. […]

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  • When most think about renegade skateparks, Burnside is at the top of the list. It’s an improbable tale that continues to write itself to this day. Necessity is the mother of invention and the Burnside project is a perfect example. One cold night 20 years ago – Halloween – a small group of skaters laid their claim to a neglected space which had been abandoned by […]

    Burnside, Portland, Oregon

    When most think about renegade skateparks, Burnside is at the top of the list. It’s an improbable tale that continues to write itself to this day. Necessity is the mother of invention and the Burnside project is a perfect example. One cold night 20 years ago – Halloween – a small group of skaters laid their claim to a neglected space which had been abandoned by […]

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  • Marginal Way Skatepark was founded in 2004 as a response to the City of Seattle’s neglect to build more skateparks. At that time there were two small parks in town and many more needed. Rather than spend their time and money on building more skateparks they decided that both existing parks needed to be torn down and relocated. We were looking at a lengthy period of […]

    Marginal Way DIY Skatepark

    Marginal Way Skatepark was founded in 2004 as a response to the City of Seattle’s neglect to build more skateparks. At that time there were two small parks in town and many more needed. Rather than spend their time and money on building more skateparks they decided that both existing parks needed to be torn down and relocated. We were looking at a lengthy period of […]

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